Nephrologists specialize in caring for your kidneys — two very important organs that act as your body’s filters. When your kidneys are working well, they help regulate your blood pressure, keep your bones healthy, and maintain a healthy balance of electrolytes and acids (pH) in your body’s fluids. When they’re not working well, you may be referred to a nephrologist for specialized care.
The Portland Clinic’s nephrologist has years of experience, accreditation and continuing education in treating both primary kidney diseases and kidney problems related to other health conditions.
CONDITIONS TREATED (including, but not limited to)
Acute renal failure or sudden loss of kidney function
Kidney stones or recurring kidney stone formation
Uncontrolled high blood pressure
Cancers of the kidneys or urinary bladder
Autoimmune dieseases, including autoimmune vasculitis, lupus and others
Chronic kidney disease and its potential long-term complications